Following the news that Call of Duty was shifting to a three year development model with three teams working on titles, Activision has revealed that this year’s Sledgehammer developed entry will be designed with the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in mind.
In an interview with IGN, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg elaborated on this agenda by stating
“Obviously in the console-transition year, anyone who developed a cross-generational game last year had to deal with the fact that the technology of the next-gen platforms was still coming into focus and changing quite a bit during the development process … Now that we have the next-gen hardware out in the marketplace and solid, that is our primary development.”
While the Sledgehammer Games developed Call of Duty will be prioritized for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC, Activision still plans on releasing the game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
The bigger news here, though, is how Sledgehammer Games does with developing a main Call of Duty game all by themselves for the first time. While Activision’s blockbuster franchise will still sell a truckload of copies, the critical consensus on the series is not the same as it used to be. Hopefully by shifting focus to the latest consoles and PC, Sledgehammer can return the series to the critical heights it once achieved.
Does this news about regarding Call of Duty and the Xbox One, PS4 and PC make you more interested in the next entry in the series? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.